Fürth - Borussia Dortmund continued their excellent recent form by crushing Greuther Fürth 6-1 in a sensational show of strength in front of the watching Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho, inspecting Dortmund ahead of the two sides’ impending UEFA Champions League clash.

Jürgen Klopp’s Dortmund side produced a stunning first half display to race to a 5-0 lead at the interval. Mario Götze’s near-post finish, a tap in from Ilkay Gündogan and a header from Jakub Blaszczykowski had the visitors 3-0 up before the half-hour mark.

Gündogan swept in another from the edge of the box, before Götze grabbed a brace of his own, lashing inside Wolfgang Hesl’s right-hand post to make it five. Fürth had by now long looked a beaten team, and a glaring miss from Sercan Sararer added insult to injury for the Clover Leaves.

Easing off

Dortmund eased off considerably after the restart, keeping possession to protect their advantage. Fürth’s response was admirable, and they claimed a deserved consolation midway through the second half when Edgar Prib fired past Roman Weidenfeller.

The final say was to be had by the guests, however. Blaszczykowski again beat his marker with ease and crossed for Lewandowski to make it 6-1, meaning the striker has now scored in eleven consecutive matches. Gerd Müller’s record of netting in 16 successive outings remains within reach for the Polish international, with five games of the season left.

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